Young Politics with Saira Salyani

Show Notes

On This Episode:

  • Hi! Welcome back to the SituAsian Room! In this episode, Emilie and Zach sit down with Saira Salyani, a young activist. They talk about themes of covering and assimilation, the power of your name, and getting involved in politics as a young person. After, they dish it out by exploring dishes outside their cultures.

Key Topics of the Episode:

  • Assimilation & Covering
  • Asian Names and Saira’s story with her name
  • Why names are so important personally and in politics
  • How Saira got into politics
  • Why it’s important for young Asian Americans to get involved
  • Diversity in politics
  • Barriers to entry in getting started
  • How you can get involved
  • SituAsian Room Questions we ask every interviewee

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Produced and Hosted by Emilie Villaverde and Zach Ng

Edited by Kyle Hudson

Music by Eway Sounds

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